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  • It was a seascape, moody with rocks and cliffs and wild showers of spray. Ellie's own reflection was drawn into it, like a ghost image among the lights and shadows. That's our island ,' Morag said. It looks mysterious.' It is. That's where we...


  • The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story… A companion novel to bestselling story of Victorian orphan Jim Jarvis based on the founding of Dr Barnardo’s homes for children. When Jim Jarvis is separated from his sisters, Lizzie and Emily, he...


  • The first part of Requiem is set in Ireland, and beautifully derscribes Cecilia's growing up in a small close-knit family and community.She attends a Catholic convent school and struggles to fit in. Her passion is music. The second part of Requiem mo...


  • James is adopted. He knows that to work out his future he has to make sense of his past. He embarks on a journey to find his birth-mother who tells her own story in this moving and powerful novel.James’s adoptive parents are proud of his talent and...


  • Follow Tam on three exciting adventures to the land of Faery - where he'll battle castle nightmares, evil creatures and mischievous fairies! THE STARBURSTER At first, Tam isn't at all keen on his baby sister, Blue. But with a little inventive per...


  • Adventure, friendship, treason, and betrayal—a rich and exciting historical novel of the Tudor period Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favorite, Will gains many enemies in Court. When his enemies ...


  • The mischievous imps' magic mirror has frozen Kay's heart, turning him into a miserable prisoner of the Snow Queen. His best friend, Gerda, is racing barefoot across Lapland to save him - together they must find the secret of the universe and sing th...


  • The Three Princes are all desperate to win the love of Princess Halima, and a challenge is set by her father to find the most beautiful, magical gift they can find. But when disaster strikes, will they be magical enough? Full of rich, bold illustrati...






  • Available for the first time as a paperback picture book, this exquisitely illustrated re-telling of "Rumpelstiltskin" is a must for any child's library. "Rumpelstiltskin" is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. Retold by Berlie Doherty, th...


  • Holly’s world came apart when she was six, when her mother took her and ran away from her father and his farm. From that day on she has had no contact with him, and can barely remember him. But eight years later, with a new family around her, she f...


  • Welcome two new Candlewick Illustrated Classics!These collectible editions bring treasured stories to life with lavish full-color interior illustrations and elegant French flaps. (Age 10 and up)Berlie Doherty’s inspired retellings of some of the be...


  • The fairies have stolen Tam’s baby sister—and he has to get her back!Tam wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of laughing . . . and howling. He runs to his baby sister Blue’s room, but she’s gone and there’s a goblin baby in her...


  • "Be strong, my Abela." These are the last words of Abela's mother in their HIV/Aids stricken African village, where it seems that to live or to die, to be sick or to be healthy, is just a matter of chance. It takes all Abela's strength to survive her...


  • The only life Gioga has ever known is that of a fisherman’s daughter on remote Hamna Voe. But as a baby she was a gift of the sea to childless Munroe and Jannet. Now, the Lord of the Oceans wants her back. Torn between her love for her adopted pare...


  • Abela has lost everything, and now she must leave her home in Tanzania and flee to Britain. Rosa's struggling to cope with her mother's wish to adopt a child. When they are brought together, will Abela and Rosa ever be able to love one another like s...


  • First the fairies took Tam's little sister, Blue. Then they took his Great-Grandpa Toby. Now Tam has to keep a great secret - not only is Great-Grandpa still in Faery as King, but the old King of the fairies, Oban, is now in Tam's world disguised as ...


  • Abela lives in Tanzania. Her mother and sisters are dying of AIDs. Rosa lives in Sheffield with her mother — and she is devastated for another reason. Her mother announces that she wants to adopt a little girl from Tanzania, the country that Rosa...


  • Jinnie Ghost is as thin as the wind, with hair as white as the feathers of owls and eyes like water. Jinnie whispers dreams to children as they sleep: she brings Charlotte's dolls to life, makes Amy's carpet bubble with frogs and toads, and conjures ...


  • A gift-book to treasure for all fans of this wonderful old story and ballet. It is Christmas Eve and Clara is overjoyed when Godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a nutcracker in the shape of a wooden soldier. But it is at night that the magic really begi...


  • Coconut comes to school every day. HEE-HAW! Coconut canters across the school meadow. Her hooves go TRIT TROT! Her ears go FLIP FLOP, FLIP FLOP! Her tail goes SWISH as she flicks at the flies. "Coconut's here!" the children laugh. The children love C...


  • When Tilly's mum goes out to work, Mrs Hardcastle from up the street pops in to look after her. There are two special things about Mrs Hardcastle. The first thing is that she's always dropping off to sleep (she snores too, sometimes). The second spec...


  • It all starts when the storyteller tells Jill that it's high time she met Jack. The question is: Which Jack? "They're all called Jack around here," Mother Greenwood tells her. There's Great- grandfather Jack, Uncle Jack, Daft Jack, Jack the Giant Kil...


  • Authentic retellings of twelve familiar and well-loved fairy tales, gorgeously illustrated.With a poet's ear and deep respect for the magic at the heart of our most resonant fairy tales, acclaimed author Berlie Doherty casts a sumptuous spell. Her ma...


  • Compelling full-color illustrations highlight a compilation of ten magical folktales from countries all over the world, including stories from Africa, Canada, the British Isles, the United States, and Australia....


  • A retelling of the original story by Juliana Horatia Ewing. When Sandy finds Peirrot, the dog, the children promise they will find the money to pay for his license. However, when the children find their own secret field, they forget about everything ...


  • After a brief affair with a charming young tap dancer, Rose Doran is left with a baby who isn't her own and a hunger for real love that her husband cannot satisfy. Isolated and vulnerable, she begins to tune in to the mysterious, inviting noises comi...


  • A boy discovers just how much persistence, hard work, and self-confidence it takes to learn how to ride a bicycle, but luckily he gets a little magical assistance from his shiny new three-speed itself...


  • When a young boy is given a new bike, he is delighted. But every time he tries to ride he gets thrown off. He imagines it must have something to do with magic. Then one day the magic becomes real and riding becomes easy....






  • Rachel lives on a barge. When her teacher asks the class to bring pets to school, Rachel's parents forbid her to take Snowy, because he's a working horse, but then a school outing to the barge is arranged, so everyone can meet him. Berlie Doherty has...


  • Eighteen-year-old Chris and his girlfriend Helen struggle to cope with two shocks that change their relationship and their plans for the future; the discovery that Helen is pregnant and the reappearance of Chris's mother who left the family when he w...


  • Living on an isolated Derbyshire sheep farm, Jeannie is faced with grief over her grandmother's death, her sister's marriage, her brother's leaving, and a choice between a college education and the boy she loves...


  • When the magical Mrs Hardcastle reappears, Tilly Mint knows she's going to have an adventure. And when the last dodo hatches out of the strange egg in Mrs Hardcastle's basket, Tilly finds herself going back in time and dodging the hunters and pirates...



  • Catherine and her family are out for a walk when a sudden storm blows up, and they are forced to take shelter in a deserted barn which they have never seen before but which seems strangely familiar. The children find that they have slipped back to th...


  • Each chapter is a story in itself, but they all feature a lively collection of children living in the same street. Berlie Doherty is the author of "Granny Was a Buffer Girl" and "Dear Nobody", both of which won the Carnegie Medal....



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    The Fairies stole Blue, and now they’ve got Great-grandpa. Tam discovers his Great-grandpa Toby has been captured by the beautiful Damson Hag, and turned into a nine-year-old boy! Bewitched and mournfully playing the humming machine to himself, Gre...


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    A blind girl and a unicorn in a world where magic and reality merge together. Can Laura save the Wild Ones and take them to the safety of the Bright Wilderness? Laura is blind, but though she cannot see, she is an acutely perceptive child. As soon as...


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